665. U.S. Model 1860 Naval Cutlass by Ames

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This boarding cutlass measures 31 3/8'' overall with a 25 5/8'' slightly curved blade with wide unstopped fullers. The blade is toning to a pleasing smoky gray patina with scattered patches of light oxidation and pitting. The obverse side of the ricasso is dated ''1862'' and the reverse side has three line Ames scroll maker mark. The brass hilt is composed of a ''soup ladle'' guard riveted to the quillon and knucklebow with Phrygian pommel and a black leather covered grip, the wire wrapping no longer present. The brass has developed a dark brown and copper patina with a few spots of light oxidation and the guard is starting to separate along the knucklebow. The black leather grip covering shows some light chips and scuffs but remains mostly intact. The leather buffer washer and scabbard are no longer present. (58737-651) [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (1000/1500) Sold For 0.00

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